Karen Gorback, Author

About the Author

Karen Gorback, Ph.D.


  • Karen has a doctorate in education and extensive experience as a teacher, counselor and administrator. Her prize-winning short stories include: "The Curative Powers of Chocolate," "Hot Wings, Inc.," and "Dancing with Dreams." She has also written several one-act plays selected for production at the New Works Festival at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.  Karen was awarded first place by the Ventura County Writers' Club in their Inaugural Memoir Contest for her memoir titled "Sinks and Cabbages."

Freshman Mom is a powerful debut novel - contemporary, fast-paced and fun -- with themes illustrating the value of friendship, family, education and moving on.

The book tells the story of 39-year-old single mom Meredith Lieberman's freshman year in college, filled with the angst of parenthood, mingled with the challenges of going back to school and the uncertainty of new relationships.